Hey! I started smoking and when I was 17. The first time I didn’t get high at all lmao nor the second time. HOWEVER, the third time. Oh my godddd. Dude!!!! It’s truly a memory that you will hold onto forever. I don’t do other drugs lol except adderall around finals time, but!!! It was so beautiful and incredible. When people say “you’ll know when you’re high” they are right. You will KNOW.
Also, the memory loss thing isn’t completely true. It’s really a big thing the younger you do it and regularity as well. At 18, you’re fine. There was a study published a while ago that essentially said the total long term memory loss of a long term marijuana user isn’t significant. Their is ofc short term memory loss while you’re high, but it goes away once you’re back to normal and it is nothing to fear. In fact, it’s hilarious in the moment.
Weed can help with anxiety, but I would also like to warn that it can trigger it or even make it worse. When I started, I was fine up until around the time I graduated high school. I had a full blown anxiety attack while high and I truly thought I was going to die. After that, my anxiety was so bad. I kept depersonalizing on a daily basis and I was scared to get high anymore because every time I did I would freak out. I gave it a break for a few months, but then did it again and my anxiety was much better. It would creep back every now and again, so I haven’t really been a consistent smoker since 2016. I just do it every now and again. I also feel like my schedule requires so much out of me that I just don’t even have the time and when I smoke I like all of my responsibilities to be done so I won’t have to worry about it while high lol.
But I say go for it!!! I think marijuana is a great thing even though it did all that with my anxiety. I know that it doesn’t do it to everyone and marijuana only triggers things that were already there, but just not brought to light yet. My anxiety would have been activated REGARDLESS of weed. The feeling of being high is so amazing. Listen to your favorite music, watch your favorite shows/movies, eat your favorite food, etc because you’re going to totally be on a different planet when you do!!!